Reworking the ideas from earlier this week, this framework illustration adapts the ‘Realms and Filters’ that i shared yesterday. Instead of showing them in two rings, i am representing them on one plane.
This work is really just conceptual right now: incomplete, and i am feeling no real need to complete it. It’s an early way to juggle a number of disparate ideas in my head.
There is the notion of ‘frames’ of understanding: the idea that what we know, our intact mental landscape, both optimises us, and limits us – hence the idea that one aspect of innovation is to fracture the frames.
There is the idea of occlusion: that what we know may actively hinder us understanding or conceptualising the new – trapped by existing knowledge.
There is the idea of the unknowable – which i have iterated here to be that which we cannot discover through existing tools or methods – so not unknowable at all, but unknowable to us until or unless we fracture something else.
Somehow this will tie back into the other work shared earlier in the week: which considers three perspectives on ‘how’ we innovate. I have not attempted yet to reconcile the two pieces into one view.